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by brendon_m
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 19:03
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

Yeah, you would definitely want a new battery at that sort of range. It shows how bad the pack is if my degraded 14kwh pack can do 80km and the 24kwh one in the leaf cant do it.
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 21:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yep, that's just the plug for the controller
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 20:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

The yellow thing? Because that's an inline fuse holder.
Or do you mean the square box towards the bottom, that's an ignition relay.
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 12:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I actually need to go through and put a heap of glands and grommets yet.
Its all on the infinitely long "to do" list :(
by brendon_m
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 10:36
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

I once ran out of fuel while idling, waiting in line at the servo :oops:
But at least it was probably the most convenient place to run out of juice.
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 19:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yeah mokes aren't exactly feature rich...
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 18:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I had the cover off the controller box so I thought I'd snap a pic of my handiwork and tetris skills IMG_20191016_181731.jpg Also the engine bay (I guess it's motor bay now) is looking more finished in general. IMG_20191016_181846.jpg Also also I've put the hazardous voltage stickers on the sides of...
by brendon_m
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 11:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I've finished fixing the gear linkage mounts and went for a short drive. The gear selector has never felt so good. Its no longer vague and I can shift gears without having to throw the stick from touching the dash to touching the seat. Ahh the luxury. Shifting gears is now possible and works well, e...
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 22:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: My latest battery build
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: My latest battery build

A negative contactor is just a contactor on the negative (0v) line out of the pack. The idea being it allows you to isolate both positive and negative outputs and it's safe to touch either terminal and there are no hazardous voltages without the system being powered up. In terms of isolating the cha...
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 20:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 68
Views: 2519

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

I haven't stress tested it fully but I have had mine running 2 x 60w halogen lights, 2x 5w park lights and then assorted rear LEDs / indicators- didn't burst into flames.
Ill disconnect the battery this weekend and see what does on overload.
by brendon_m
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 11:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 40
Views: 866

Re: Making home EV ready

My guess
Its a 64kwh pack so
96 cells x 3.7v is 355.2 round up to 356v
355.2v x 180ah = 63936wh rounded to 64kWh
Or 356v x 180ah = 64090Wh
by brendon_m
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 14:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 389

Re: The Aptera is back

Put a trampoline underneath every tree? Doesn't stop it but does fix it :D
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 22:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 68
Views: 2519

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Most dcdc converters I've seen that say they output 12v actually output around 14v. I think they just use 12v because that's the voltage that people know.
Check the datasheet/in depth specs to be sure
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 07:55
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

You have a hose that pumps ~40 litres per hour (600w dcdc) and a hole in the bottom that let's out 25 litres all the time and sometimes up to 60L(power steering). Maybe 35L on average. And then there is another hole with say about 10-20L coming out (all the rest of the 12v electrics). Thinking abou...
by brendon_m
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 07:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Found this, pretty pricey and you would need to talk to your engineer but it's definitely more elegant. https://www.ultimatepowersteering.com.au/microsteer-kit/ They also do universal hydraulic kits https://www.ultimatepowersteering.com.au/electric-power-steering-pump-kits/ 7-15a at idle and 45-55 w...
by brendon_m
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 15:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Power Steering failure when in use battery drops 13.5 to 8v

Think of it like water. You have a bucket with 24 litres in it (the pc680) (with a crack in the side by the sounds of things.) You have a hose that pumps ~40 litres per hour (600w dcdc) and a hole in the bottom that let's out 25 litres all the time and sometimes up to 60L(power steering). Maybe 35L ...
by brendon_m
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 21:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Alright, I was waiting for some better footage but here you go.



https://youtu.be/bDcUMS6fOw0

Unfortunately that's all I've got for now as the car is up on stands with the gear change parts hanging out while I try to slow down some of the oil leaks and fix the broken mounts
by brendon_m
Sun, 06 Oct 2019, 17:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Well that's disappointing news. Hopefully without the vibration of the old engine it will last longer. Otherwise I guess it'll be the trusty mig to the rescue... again.
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 20:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 154
Views: 10700

Re: Brendon_m Moke

So I took the easy way out and just added a diagonal brace and used my hot (metal) glue gun until the problem went away. I'll worry about it if it breaks again. IMG_20191002_072637.jpg Redoing the steady has also cured the half shaft rubbing problem. :) I went for a test drive and it's really hard t...
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 40
Views: 866

Re: Making home EV ready

On that note my daily driver (which does 80km per day but only 40km is charged at home) is just plugged into a bog standard 10a outlet. Through a power board and timer switch with a cheap Arlec extension cord no less. My wife's car get the luxury of the 15a outlet I had installed for running a welde...
by brendon_m
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 05:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Roof Rack/bars
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Roof Rack/bars

@$375 for the genuine ones that's probably the best option. A few points from my experiences with roof racks- I've tried square bars before and they are noisy but handy because they're easy to tie onto. Cheap "aerodynamic" ones in my experience are noisier than good square ones but it's not hard to ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander phev remote aircon
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Outlander phev remote aircon

I bought an outlander and was very unimpressed with the remote heating and cooling function. Its way too hard to change with a varying schedule. I did a little research and found a hack for the remote fob and I thought I should document it here. If you pry the remote apart and look at the board ther...
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 20:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 68
Views: 2519

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Looking very swish
by brendon_m
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 19:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 40
Views: 866

Re: Making home EV ready

You could use pretty much any car that has chademo as it's bi directional. Technically that means you could use an imiev or first gen leaf although that's probably pushing the limits of their small batteries, you'd probably want a battery pack with a few more spare kwh. As far as I'm aware there are...